Chiang Mai is an enchanting city in the northern part of Thailand, it depicts a compelling assortment of rich history and serene spirituality. There are plenty of festivals for you to experience, impressive nightlife, and loads of opportunities to enjoy some retail therapy. Chiang Mai has an impressive cultural aspect and is commonly known as the 'Rose of the North,' it is a truly beautiful destination that attracts many holidaymakers’ year after year.
Tourists booking holiday packages to Chiang Mai can experience luxury hotels, incredible restaurants, and they can see some breath-taking scenery during their stay. This flourishing part of Thailand is full of distinctive culture. Holidaymakers are sure to enjoy the charm of the natural wealth of the city. So, whether you’re looking for a family holiday to Chiang Mai, a dreamy Chiang Mai honeymoon package, or you’re thinking of visiting this beautiful part of the country as part of your Thailand multi centre holiday, we have something for everyone here at Away Holidays.
Climate & Best Time to VisitThe tropical climate of Chiang Mai makes it a popular holiday destination all year round. Since the city is surrounded by majestic mountains, its climate is relatively cooler than other parts of Thailand. According to experts, the best time to plan holidays to the Rose of the North is from November to February when the weather is cooler and you can enjoy the charm of the city. If you choose to travel during the monsoon season you might experience some rainy days.
Eating OutLocal cuisine is very popular amongst food lovers. There are an abundance of restaurants and eateries to entice tourists in allowing them to try traditional Thai delicacies, such as Khan Toke, during their holiday in the city. Foodies are sure to enjoy Huen Suntari and The Gallery, as they perfectly represent the luxury dining scene in Chiang Mai. However, if you’d prefer to try some of the famous street food, then take a visit to Mai Gate Park and Somphet Market.
ShoppingShopping is a big part of Thai culture and Chiang Mai features plenty of markets that are sure to excite the shopaholics holidaying in this cultural capital of Thailand. JJ Market is an open-air arena with a magnificent blend of modern shopping, arcades, craft shops, and food stalls. Walking street has an incredible assortment of food, music, and art. Don't forget to haggle to get the best products at the lowest price. Night Bazaar and Riverside Boutique shops are two distinctive aspects of shopping in the city.
Popular HotelsThere are so many amazing accommodation options in and around the city that offer both outstanding Thai hospitality and state of the art modern amenities. If you enjoy staying in luxurious hotels, then you might want to take a look at the Le Meridien Chiang Mai and the Melia Chiang Mai. The Akyra Manor Chiang Mai Hotel is well-known for its world-class services and its close proximity to the airport. Besides top-rated establishments, the city is also home to a vast range of budget-friendly hotels and resorts for holidaymakers to choose from. You’re sure to find the perfect hotel for you in Chiang Mai with Away Holidays.
Tips and AdviceTourists visiting Chiang Mai should be mindful of local customs. If participating in a traditional event, refrain from making fun of the rituals and respect the traditions. Keep yourself hydrated and carry lots of sunscreen. Roadside stalls are cheap however, not every stall is worth eating at. Whilst at the temples, ensure elbows and knees are properly covered.